June 1, 2015 |
UNION, N.J. - The final minutes of the game, the curtain call for one of the best Lenape girls' lacrosse teams ever, were fitting. The Indians didn't pay attention to the score - or the odds stacked against them. They just never stopped fighting. "These players showed so much heart today," coach Jill McCarthy said Saturday after an 11-9 loss to Ridgewood in the Group 4 championship at Kean University. "We never gave up, we believed in each other. And that's what carried us to where we are - everything we do is about competition and heart and doing it until the very end - and that was evident today.
May 22, 2015 |
Jeremy Huber died a few days before he was to suit up for his first season of college lacrosse. He has been gone for a little more than three months, but the freshman has never left his teammates. He was with them in the postgame prayer after every game this season. Johns Hopkins players always took the field with the number 19 - his intended jersey number - stitched onto their jerseys and painted on their helmets. That same 19 was painted on their home field in front of their bench.
April 19, 2015 |
When the 2015 men's lacrosse season opened, optimism abounded at Penn State. Not only were the Nittany Lions making their debut in the Big Ten, but they began the season ranked 14th in the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division 1 preseason coaches' poll. But the Lions' season has not gone as planned. Headed into Sunday's game vs. Rutgers, the Nittany Lions are 3-8 overall and winless (0-3) in the Big Ten. The 2015 campaign started smoothly enough, with a season-opening 15-8 victory over Vermont.
March 27, 2015 |
Matt Donnelly can only hope the rest of his final scholastic season is an echo of the start. Donnelly, a speedy senior, scored a career-high seven goals to lead visiting Clearview to a 14-6 victory over Haddonfield in the Olympic Conference Patriot Division opener for both boys' lacrosse teams Wednesday night. "I never scored seven before - not even in youth [lacrosse]," said Donnelly, a Penn State recruit. "It's a great feeling. " Junior Jackson Specht added four goals for Clearview, which burst to a 6-0 lead against a Haddonfield team with just two seniors on the roster.
May 9, 2014 |
WINNING HAS become the tradition for Penn's women's lacrosse team. This year is no different. The Quakers compiled a 12-4 record, going 6-1 to win the Ivy League and secure their eighth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. They play Canisius in the first round today at 4 p.m. in College Park, Md. This season's berth was not without trials and tribulations. The No. 7 Quakers had their share of distractions, which led to losses in games that could have propelled them into the national spotlight.
April 6, 2014 |
The British are coming to Paoli on Saturday. And they're staying for two days. The Delaware Valley Friends girls' lacrosse team will host the team from Heathfield School, an all-girls' boarding academy 25 minutes west of London, in an exhibition game at 2 p.m. Saturday. Afterward, certain Dragons players will each take two visitors home to stay with their families and experience Philadelphia. The visit was spearheaded by Del-Val Friends' athletic department. "I spoke to [Heathfield's]
September 6, 2013 |
In soccer and lacrosse, finishing is considered an elusive skill. Conventional wisdom spans both games: Many players have the physical tools to score goals. Few have the prowess to do it regularly. Michael Handlan is a finisher. Seasons change, sports change, and the results stay the same for Handlan. The senior forward for the Moorestown boys' soccer team is a pure scorer, evidence that the ability to net a goal is more than a physical skill. "It's a natural tendency.
July 26, 2013 |
Maryland offensive lineman Pete White, who was once considered one of the nation's top high-school recruits, has transferred to Temple for his final season of eligibility. The Maryland graduate is immediately eligible to play because he is enrolled in graduate courses not available at Maryland. White spent three seasons at Maryland and was a key cog for the Terrapins in his freshman and sophomore seasons. He was hampered by injury last season and left the team in February for "personal reasons.
June 14, 2013
First Team Attack Mike Handlan, Moorestown, Jr. Handlan, a University of Delaware recruit, netted 58 goals against one of the state's toughest schedules. Reed Hofmann, Lenape, Sr. Hoffman was a leader and top offensive threat for the Indians. He recorded 31 assists and 45 goals. Andrew Streilein, Lenape, Jr. Strelein's 60 goals put him among South Jersey's leading scorers. He also added 21 assists. Midfield Tyler Schulte, Seneca, Sr. The Widener recruit was the area's most dynamic offensive weapon.